Bashing Working Families

Bashing Working Families

The American media have declared war on the working family. A recent cover article in the New York Times Magazine featured an excerpt from Arlie Hochschild’s new book The Time Bind that claimed that Americans want to spend more time at work than at home, because home is so stressful. Then Newsweek chimed in with a cover on “The Myth of Quality Time,” the tag line of which read “How we’re cheating our children.” U.S. News & World Report bashed working families in a cover piece titled “The Lies Parents Tell about Work, Kids, Money, Day Care and Ambition.”

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